Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Teacher Can You~? Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
  • Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity) This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • Phonics Worksheets and Presentations This is a collection of phonics worksheets and a few presentations I've used over the last two years.
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Get it

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

Pronunciation tree S and TH

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Pronunciation tree Th and Z

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Superlative Challenge

A short silly group activity to practice or introduce superlative writing. It can be adjusted easily for adverbs.

Once Around Board Game

Practice third year grammar point 'we want you to do something' with an exciting board game.

Pronunciation tree B and V

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.


A 'janken based' pair game useful for practicing many patterns. It is most useful for 'Yes' and 'No' question patterns.

It's too expensive (2nd grade Let's Talk Seven)

New Crown Let's Talk Seven. This is a short powerpoint quiz and a worksheet for practicing the shopping dialogue.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Information Gathering

Very short mingler interviews.

Totally Awesome Quiz Game

This is a general use quiz game for various group quizes. It is a variation on the typhoon game.

BATTLESHIP (template only)

This is a short powerpoint version of battleship. It can used as an introduction to a pair battleship game or maybe an activity with a smaller class.

Channel Surfing Vocabulary Practice

A memory challenge. It was made for pages 8-11 of the 1st year New Crown Text Book.

Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.

Review - A winner never quits

A quick and simple warm up/ review activity for New Crown, page 8 (A winner never quits)

Flashcard Police

An engaging strategy for practicing tedious memorization. As an alternative to the “read-and-repeat”, it works best with younger students but can be altered for older students.

FILL IN THE BLANKS QUIZ (infinitive and gerunds)

A group quiz game to practice infinitive statements and gerunds

Pyramid Game

Students have to think of English words, phrases and sentences in order to help other students understand the mystery word.

Let's Talk 6 Will you take a message

A few worksheets I use for this New Crown Lesson


A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.